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“Breaching the Chaos of the Church” is the phrase we use regarding the Body of Christ to acknowledge that there is both a problem - a gargantuan one - and a stunningly blessed Hope. If you’re fed up, sick and tired of “church” and “christian spirituality” - and we expect you are - and if you’re also gagging for the Coming King - and we hope you are - this podcast will be a timely prescription for you. Maranatha...Come, Lord Jesus!

Into the Pray Nick & Mairi Franks

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

“Breaching the Chaos of the Church” is the phrase we use regarding the Body of Christ to acknowledge that there is both a problem - a gargantuan one - and a stunningly blessed Hope. If you’re fed up, sick and tired of “church” and “christian spirituality” - and we expect you are - and if you’re also gagging for the Coming King - and we hope you are - this podcast will be a timely prescription for you. Maranatha...Come, Lord Jesus!

    1 Corinthians (part 43): But Have Not Love?

    1 Corinthians (part 43): But Have Not Love?

    Hello!

    Thank you for listening to this week's teaching session through 1 Corinthians. Today we're looking at chapter 13 and especially the first three verses.

    **Just to clarify about the point concerning Bar Mitzvah and chapter 13 having 13 verses: obviously these are man-made constructions (the original manuscripts didn’t have chapter or verse divisions) but in Paul’s forensically ordered and inspired thinking it seems significant that this issue of love is saved for this exact point in his letter.**

    In chapter 14, Paul directly commends the distinctive role of individual instruments being played in isolation, for a special visit and for battle; in chapter 12 today, Paul indirectly commends the harmony of an ensemble of instruments being played together, for every day community life. 
    What would it mean for us to be harmonious and indistinct at the time of war? What would it mean for us to be shrill and obsessed with solos as our main rhythm of community life?

    All manner of possible hypothetical scenarios can be concocted, but Paul's principle is clear: the proof of our genuine "coming of age" into the kingdom of God is that we are continuing to ask the present continuous Holy Spirit to increasingly pour into our hearts His agape love.

    Love is a noun: love is not love; God is love.

    Thank you very much for your ongoing prayers for healing as Nick continues to return to full health. The process is not necessarily overnight! We share more on our Patreon page for those of you who would like to walk this journey more closely with us.

    If you would like to support our work, (including a full-length audiobook version of Body Zero) you can do so here and/or here. Please also consider sharing this podcast to your networks for us.

    Our flagship content: 🚢 🔥

    2021: Calling YESHUA
    2020: The Draft - A Conscription of Conscience
    2019: Body Zero - Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ
    2018: The Bothy Sessions - Mental Health & the Church
    2016: Jesus Come

    Come, Lord Jesus!

    Love,

    Nick & Mairi xx

    • 44 min
    All the Prophets: The Black Friday of Hosea (feat. Body Zero)

    All the Prophets: The Black Friday of Hosea (feat. Body Zero)

    Hello!

    Thank you for listening to Into the Pray!

    We would be very surprised if there was another podcast available today offering an overview of the prophet Hosea as an antidote to the madnesses of Black Friday.

    As a balm for our materialistically bombarding world, sit back in your favourite chair with a coffee or in the car or on the move with your favourite podcast and listen to Nick read part of chapter 7 (HIM) from is book, Body Zero.

    Don't forget to join us for our teaching sessions on Sunday! We're continuing to work towards the end of the book of 1 Corinthians in our series, City of Temples. This coming Sunday we'll be looking at the first three verses of Paul's exquisite chapter on love (13).

    Thank you very much for your ongoing prayers for healing as Nick continues to return to full health. The process is not necessarily overnight! We share more on our Patreon page for those of you who would like to walk this journey more closely with us.

    If you would like to support our work, (including a full-length audiobook version of Body Zero) you can do so here and/or here. Please also consider sharing this podcast to your networks for us.

    Our flagship content: 🚢 🔥

    2021: Calling YESHUA
    2020: The Draft - A Conscription of Conscience
    2019: Body Zero - Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ
    2018: The Bothy Sessions - Mental Health & the Church
    2016: Jesus Come

    Come, Lord Jesus!

    Love,

    Nick & Mairi xx

    • 42 min
    A World of Windows: Peering Through Jeremiah 7 (feat. Dave Brennan)

    A World of Windows: Peering Through Jeremiah 7 (feat. Dave Brennan)

    Hello!

    Thank you all for listening to this episode of Into the Pray. You can watch our conversation with Dave Brennan here if you'd prefer.

    First of all we'd like to honour the memory of our good friend, Melvin Tinker, who very sadly passed away earlier yesterday morning.

    We feel very grateful for the times we had with Melvin, albeit briefly, and will miss calling on him for input and the vast wisdom he carried.

    Our next episode of our new YouTube series, featuring Melvin at length, is available here.

    The recent conversation Nick had with Melvin, just days before he was diagnosed, is in full here.

    "Welcome him [home] then in the Lord with all joy, and honour and highly appreciate men like him..." (Philippans 2:29 AMPC).

    Today we have sad hearts but determined all the more continue to look together through the window of Scripture into eternity beyond. Today we are in Jeremiah 7.

    Thank you very much for your ongoing prayers for healing as Nick continues to return to full health. The process is not necessarily overnight! We share more on our Patreon page for those of you who would like to walk this journey more closely with us.

    If you would like to support our work, you can do so here and/or here. Please also consider sharing this podcast to your networks for us.

    Our flagship content: 🚢 🔥

    2021: Calling YESHUA
    2020: The Draft - A Conscription of Conscience
    2019: Body Zero - Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ
    2018: The Bothy Sessions - Mental Health & the Church

    Come, Lord Jesus!

    Love,

    Nick & Mairi xx

    • 49 min
    1 Corinthians (part 42): The Major Heart Surgery of Our Very Great Physician

    1 Corinthians (part 42): The Major Heart Surgery of Our Very Great Physician

    Hello!

    Thank you for listening to these City of Temples sessions through 1 Corinthians. (This is episode 42 and all previous episodes are here).

    You might like to watch/share our flagship 2021 film here.

    You can also watch Friday’s session with Alisa Childers here via YouTube.

    Finally, you can also watch our new YouTube series, featuring 15 leaders, regarding the state of the Church. View/subscribe/share here.

    Drawing on some experience of open heart surgery and working in a medical context while responsible for some very "high-risk" patients, today Nick goes through the last verses of 1 Corinthians chapter 12 as we continue to think about the main burdens of Paul's heart for the Church:

    1) The variety of the Body of Christ;
    2) The unity of the Body of Christ;
    3) The mission of the Body of Christ.

    What will it take to humble the Body of Christ? Further manifest evil? Further child sacrifice and abuse? A cataclysmic volcano erupting?

    Either way, God will have His way; Jesus will have His Bride.

    Thank you very much for your ongoing prayers for healing as we continue to return to full capacity this week. We share more on our Patreon page for those of you who would like to walk this journey more closely with us.

    If you would like to support our work, you can do so here and/or here. Please also consider sharing this podcast to your networks for us. 

    Come, Lord Jesus!

    Love,

    Nick & Mairi xx

    • 51 min
    The Progressive 'Wokerati' of the Church (feat. Alisa Childers)

    The Progressive 'Wokerati' of the Church (feat. Alisa Childers)

    Hello!

    This week on the Into the Pray podcast we're grateful to be joined by Alisa Childers...author, worship leader and Christian apologist from the USA.

    You can also watch this conversation here via YouTube if you'd prefer. Please remember to subscribe to the channel and share to your networks!

    You can also watch our new YouTube series, featuring 15 church leaders, regarding the chaos of the Church.  View/subscribe here.

    Do you know what "progressive christianity" is? Do you know why it's so dangerous? Do you understand how commonplace heresy is? Do you agree that something more radical is afoot in the Body of Christ? ...and that sitting on the fence will soon no longer be an option?

    **Please do share this convo to your networks for us**

    Alisa's book, "Another Gospel?”,  can be purchased here.

    Our flagship content:

    2021: Calling YESHUA
    2020: The Draft - A Conscription of Conscience
    2019: Body Zero - Radical Preparation for the Return of Christ
    2018: The Bothy Sessions - A Conversation About Mental Health for the Church

    Please support our work here and/or here.

    Thank you!

    Love, 

    Nick & Mairi

    • 52 min
    A World of Windows: Peering Through Jeremiah 1 (feat. Nick Franks)

    A World of Windows: Peering Through Jeremiah 1 (feat. Nick Franks)

    Hello!

    Thank you for joining us for our mid-week session of Into the Pray - you can find all episodes here.

    You might like to watch/share our flagship 2021 film here.

    This week we continue peering through the God-given window of Scripture to discover how abnormal our secularised world is, let alone our secularised Church.

    The main audio in this episode is from a meeting Nick had been invited to speak in last year, hence the audio quality is via Zoom. The blog article/photos associated with this is here along with part two of the audio if you're interested here.

    We'll pick things back up with Dave Brennan of Brephos next week.

    Thank you very much for your ongoing prayers for healing as we continue to return to full capacity this week. We share more on our Patreon page for those of you who would like to walk this journey more closely with us.

    Thank you also for those who have left reviews for us. There are approximately 25 reviews left via iTunes meaning there’s scope for several thousand others! 🙏

    If you would like to support our work, you can do so here and/or here. Please also consider sharing this podcast to your networks for us. 

    Come, Lord Jesus!

    Love,

    Nick & Mairi xx

    • 38 min

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I have learned so much!

If you want teaching on getting to know Jesus better listen to this podcast.

Kesmom ,

Thank you!

Thanks Nick & Mairi, your podcast has been really helpful to me in the past year. I have found the episodes re: abortion especially eye opening. I have always had a pro-life view, but my eyes have been opened to the evil behind abortion, how scientists/doctors/clinics are profiting from it and perpetuating it and how other parts of medical practice that’s never considered, are using abortion. I’ve also been challenged & encouraged to passionately pursue Gods Word, accurately understanding & rightly applying it to my life, as we wait & prepare with great anticipation for Christ’s return.

UrgentforJesus ,

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Nick & Mari - thank you so much for your journey. Your podcasts are helping birth words for what is burning in my bones. I am living in the tension of seeing a small amount of sisters & brothers not wanting to return to SLEEP/ANESTHETIZED and those who are well meaning in grasping on for what was for fear there will be nothing without it. May the Lord Himself clear the stage & that we will find that He truly dwells in us - and that He Himself is guiding our hearts. Though none go with Him I still will follow. Praying He draws those who need Him to join this current move of Him.

Maranatha!

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